This collection consists of poetry, prose, and lyrics written by Robert M. "Bobby" Petersen, along with some supporting material:
notes, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
Robert McLane Petersen (1936-1987) was a poet best known for the four lyrics he wrote for the Grateful Dead: "New Potato
Caboose," "Pride of Cucamonga," "Unbroken Chain," and "Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues." Born in Klamath Falls, OR, Petersen
moved to Sacramento, CA, as a boy. He attended the College of San Mateo, where he became friends with Phil Lesh, and was an
active participant in the Palo Alto/peninsula post-Beat bohemian scene in which the Grateful Dead emerged. He married Cecilia
Jane Adams in 1962; they had one child, Didrik, born in 1964.
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Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by Didrik Petersen and administered by Alan Trist. The publication or use
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information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.
The collection is open for research.